Celebrating Easter in Nova Trento, Brazil

Celebrating Easter in Nova Trento, Brazil

We were trying to decide where to go for Easter weekend when we read about Nova Trento. It had been founded by Italian immigrants and is considered the most Italian city in Brazil. We had already been to the most German city in Brazil so why not visit the most Italian town! This town is known as the Religious capital of Santa Catarina. Thousands […]

Giant Chocolate Easter Eggs in Brazil

Giant Chocolate Easter Eggs in Brazil

Easter is one of the most – if not the most – important holidays on the Christian calendar. And nobody celebrates it like Brazil. Brazil has the largest Catholic population in the world with approximately 130 million Catholics, and like many predominantly Catholic countries, the holiday kicks off with Semana Santa or holy week, the week before Easter Sunday. Many go […]

To the One Who Inspired My Wanderlust

To the One Who Inspired My Wanderlust

So the truth is out, I love to travel! Some people tease me about how much I travel in a good natured manner and others think that I am nuts to leave the comforts of the United States. Let’s face it, in this world there are nesters and wanderers, and there is nothing wrong with that. Since we moved to […]

The Greatest Drink in the World

The Greatest Drink in the World

  Working behind the simple plastic table, the beach bartender’s hands move with the efficient speed born from hours of repetitive practice. The mashing of the lime, the quick, unmeasured scoops of sugar, and then that oh so magical elixir – cachaça! Cachaça, the powerful firewater distilled from cane sugar native to Brazil. Ice is added and the drink shaken […]